The goal of the Senior Leadership Program, or SLP, is to provide a continuing education forum for the development and refinement of leadership skills for Florida’s middle management criminal justice professionals according to the FDLE program description. Individual components of the program all have a leadership theme and a “futures” orientation.
Graduates of SLP become familiar with the science of futures forecasting, including the conduct and assessment of futures oriented research in the social and behavioral sciences.
“It was a great leadership class,” said Hogeboom. “It’s my hope it will help me better serve the citizens of Walton County and in my career.”
Program participants engage in a study of individual leadership skills, styles and characteristics, with applications to leadership in teams, organizations, and the community.
Strategic thinking, strategic planning, innovative problem solving, and leadership of change are program components that will prepare criminal justice professionals to create and lead change in criminal justice organizations and in Florida communities.
The program is framed around seven separate week long sessions, spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart, with significant reading and an independent research requirement to be completed outside of the program meeting times.
“This shows Lieutenant Hogeboom’s commitment,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Not just to his agency, but to his community,”
Hogeboom graduated among a class of 32 of his law enforcement peers.